Category: Africa

South Africa Plans Infrastructure Investment

By Gavin du Venage, African Editor South African mining has struggled with electricity cuts and inadequate port and rail infrastructure, which in turn has held back investment. Now, the country hopes this will change as billions...

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South Deep Reaches 3-Year Wage Agreement

Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine and the NUM and UASA trade unions have concluded a three-year wage agreement for the March 1, 2021, to February 28, 2024. The parties believe that the agreement is in the best interest of...

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Energy Regulator Approves South Deep Solar Plant

Gold Fields said its electricity generation license has been approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for the construction of a 40-MW solar power plant at its South Deep mine. The acting CEO of NERSA now...

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Orion to Acquire Okiep Copper Complex

At the beginning of February, Orion Minerals Ltd. entered into an agreement giving it exclusive rights and a clear pathway to acquire and consolidate a significant interest in the Okiep Copper Complex (OCC), located in South...

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Botswana Extends Karowe’s Mining License to 2046

Lucara Diamond Corp.’s application for the renewal of the mining license for its Karowe mine has been approved by Botswana’s minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security. The renewal was effective January...

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Amplats Completes ACP Phase A Rebuild

In early December, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) safely and successfully completed the rebuild of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase A unit. The unit was ramping up and on track to be operating at full capacity by the end...

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Fekola Mill Expansion Commissioned Ahead of Schedule

B2Gold has successfully commissioned the mill expansion at the Fekola mine to 7.5 million metric tons per year (mt/y), one month ahead of schedule. The expansion, which included all major construction activities and execution of...

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